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Deputies Warn Of Deadly Choking Game

Published: Wednesday, May 24, 2006 @ 7:27 PM
Updated: Wednesday, May 24, 2006 @ 7:59 PM

The death of a child in Clark County earlier this month investigators said was caused by a game that they are calling deadly child's play.

Now deputies want to make sure that it doesn't happen to another curious youngster.

Investigators are not releasing any information about the child's death.

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But they are talking about the so-called game.

They said it is something many parents have never heard of and they are urging parents to get informed.

They have developed an informational pamphlet geared at helping parents understand what their kids are doing.

Suzanne Waughtel of the Clark County Sheriff's Office said, "They will choke each other until one will lose consciousness, or they will do it to themselves to where they lose consciousness."

Deputies said kids get a euphoric rush but sometimes it's a rush that kills.

Numerous Web sites remember kids all over the United States who have died from the game.

"It can happen to anybody, kids who are good students," Waughtel said.

If you'd like more information , the Clark County Sheriff's Office urges you to get in touch with them.

It said they desperately want to get this information out before the game kills another child.